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A recap of last week’s labor union news. Week of 1/16-1/22

A recap of last week’s labor union news. Week of 1/9-1/15

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Recent News

Downtown Cleveland's W. 6th Street Starbucks may become Ohio's first unionized store after workers filed a petition for a union representation election early Monday morning.

In a letter to Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson and signed by a majority of the store's employees, workers said that they did not feel "adequately cared for in terms of consistent guidelines or effective safety measures" during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that the experience led to "burnout, disillusionment, and a feeling that rather than being considered "partners," [they] are simply cogs in a machine."  

A recap of last week’s labor union news & current events/actions. Week of 1/2-1/8

 

As we near the end of the year, we are pausing to recognize the biggest moments that shaped our organization and our movement in 2021.

American Rescue Plan provided much-needed funding

President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act in March. The $1.9 trillion relief bill contained $700 billion to directly support public services across the nation and an additional $360 billion of flexible aid to local governments and schools. The funding kept public-sector union members on the job and provided them with resources to get their job done.

From the CBCTC Blog: IBEW Local 38 members, their children and members of the Downtown Cleveland Alliance set up holiday lights around Public Square on Nov. 6.